Before reading the press release, here's a little summary
-Atlantic City joins the CanAm league
-A road team will be added to balance the schedule
-Can Am season will begin May 24, 2007
-The season will be reduced to 94 games (?!- more teams, fewer games?)
DURHAM, NC--The Can-Am League and Atlantic League announced today that the Atlantic City Surf will be joining the Can-Am for the 2007 season. After nine years in the Atlantic League, Atlantic City will become the Can-Am’s ninth member. The Can-Am League will add a road team as its 10th member.
“We discussed this move for a long time and are very excited to have Atlantic City in the Can-Am League,” said Can-Am League Commissioner Miles Wolff. “They have a tremendous organization and are a great fit for us geographically.”
Atlantic League CEO Frank Boulton also expressed his support for the switch. “Atlantic City has been a great member of our league, but the Can-Am schedule of Memorial Day to Labor Day makes sense for the summer population surge in Atlantic City.” He added, “The great cooperation between our two leagues makes all this possible.”
The Surf plays its home games at Bernie Robbins Stadium, also known as the “Sandcastle”. This ballpark was funded by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) and the City of Atlantic City and seats 5,900 guests, including 20 luxurious Castle Suites.
Atlantic City will join the Brockton Rox, Nashua Pride, New Haven County Cutters, North Shore Spirit, New Jersey Jackals, Quebec Capitales, Sussex Skyhawks and Worcester Tornadoes. The league will commence its 94-game schedule on May 24, 2007.
The York Revolution is the newest member of the Atlantic League and joins the Bridgeport Bluefish, Camden Riversharks, Lancaster Barnstormers, Long Island Ducks, Newark Bears, Road Warriors, and Somerset Patriots.